The Jewel


Population density per square kilometer (lowest in Central America).


Percentage of the MesoAmerican Barrier Reef System in Belizean waters.


The number of cruise ship tourists who visited last year.

Belize Stories, Information, & Opinion

Looking For Paradise In Paradise? Try The Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge!

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Swimming With Whale Sharks In Belize

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A Tikal, Guatemala Day Trip Out Of Belize

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A Homage To The Belizean Barbecue

Placencia, Belize resident Gary Peterson extols the virtues of the Belizean barbecue. If...

Crime In Belize: Is “The Jewel” Becoming More Dangerous For Foreigners?

After a number of recent high-profile tourist/expat homicides, we look at crime in...